Performer (soprano)

Grammy Award winning soprano Susan Narucki has been hailed for evocative performances of works both new and old. Recent appearances include performances with Pierre Boulez and the Cleveland Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, the Schoenberg and Asko Ensembles on Great Performers at Lincoln Center, and at the Netherlands Opera. A distinguished chamber musician, she has been a guest with the Orion String Quartet, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Norfolk and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festivals, among many others. The Boston Globe recently wrote “ Susan Narucki has intelligence, wit, presence, drop-dead musicianship, and a voice you want to hear.”

Nominated in the Best Classical Vocal Performance category for a 2002 Grammy (Carter: Tempo e Tempi), her extensive discography includes two recent releases of world premiere operas: Louis Andreissen’s Writing to Vermeer (Nonesuch) and Claude Vivier’s Rêves D’un Marco Polo, (Opus Arte DVD). She can be heard on SONY Classical, Philips, Angel, Chandos, Nonesuch, Decca, Bridge, and many other labels. Soon to be released is a disc of Aaron Kernis’ song cycles for Koch International.

Her current season includes include engagements with James Levine and the MET Chamber Ensemble, the New York premiere of Elliott Carter’s opera “What’s Next?” (directed by Christopher Alden), Orchestra of Radio France at the Cite de la Musique, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Société de Musique Contemporaine du Quebec, Ojai Festival, the Cabrillo Festival with conductor Marin Alsop, with the Brentano String Quartet, and at the Los Angeles Monday Evening concerts, and the world premiere of Lisa Bielawa’s “Chance Encounter.”